Acknowledgements


Our thanks and acknowledgements:

Alongside extensive conversations with June Wayne during her lifetime, and Wayne's family and friends since her passing, we are greatly indebted to June Wayne: the Art of Everything, 1936-2006 A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©, Robert P. Conway,  published by Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J. 2007 for information and insights contained on this website. The Catalogue was published during Wayne's life, and involved Wayne's active collaboration with Conway and Rutgers University. We highly recommend Conway's work which can be found on  Amazon

For a more recent assessment of the significance and context of Wayne's work, including work created 2006-2011, we highly recommend the essay "June Wayne: Art and Science" by curator Jay Belloli in June Wayne: Paintings, Prints and Tapestries, by Betty Ann Brown and Jay Belloli, this catalogue published by the Pasadena Museum of California Art on the occasion of the 2014 exhibit. The book also includes a succinct survey of Wayne's life and body of work by co-author and organizer of the Pasadena exhibition, Betty Ann Brown. It is available through the Museum store

On the subject of June Wayne's tapestries, we highly recommend June Wayne's Narrative Tapestries: Tidal Waves, DNA, and the Cosmos, with essay by Christa C. Mayer Thurman, Art Institute of Chicago, 2010, the catalogue published on the occasion of the solo exhibit of Wayne's tapestries during the tenure of James Cuno. That catalogue is out of print but is available through Amazon

Also as to Wayne's tapestries, there is  an essay written by UK based art historian and author Denna Jones.  "To the Point" in the autumn 2017 edition of Cover Magazine, London, brilliantly traces Wayne's interest in modules, optics and scale not only to the Ben-Day dot of childhood comics, but to Wayne's early exposure to the pointillist work of Georges Seurat in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The gallery also acknowledges the close and longtime friendship between Wayne and Joel Wachs, member of the Los Angeles City Council, 1971-2001 (now president of the Andy Warhol Foundation). Wachs recognized early the contributions of Wayne to the arts and civic society.  In 2018, on the occasion of the centenary of June Wayne's birth, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor honored Wayne and her accomplishments by proclamation. This recognition had been preceded by a similar 1998 resolution, sponsored by Wachs and passed by the City Council, coinciding with a solo exhibit of Wayne's work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We are grateful for the assistance of Wachs as we researched the  1998 resolution, and for his subsequent encouragement and support.

As to June Wayne's contributions to women in the arts, the gallery has especially benefitted from conversations with Ann Isolde, artist and member of the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art whose members have long championed causes for which Wayne fought. Isolde's book, " Personal Voices / Cultural Visions: Conversations in the Visual Arts Community Los Angeles 1994-1996.", with an illuminating conversation with Wayne included, will be published in the latter part of 2018. It was Isolde who brought to our attention and provided a copy of the groundbreaking study commissioned by Wayne in 1972, "Sex Differentials in  Art Exhibition Reviews, a Statistical Study". That study, along with Wayne's founding of the Joan of Art seminars, and her overall activism, paralleled her prodigious accomplishments as founder of Tamarind Lithography Workshop, and experimental artist.

Additional references on Wayne can be found in the Wayne's Legacy portion of this website.